International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2019, Vol. 5 Issue 4, Part D
Transition from preclinicals to clinicals: Difficulties faced by students
AUTHOR(S): Dr. A Vinita Mary, Dr. R Kesavan, Dr. Saranya R, Dr. Sathish A and Dr. Shalini S
Introduction: The aim of this study was assess the difficulties faced by dental students with respect to dental procedures when they transitioned from preclinical department to clinical department during their undergraduate course.
Materials and Methods: A self-administrated questionnaire was distributed to dental students. These students had previously attended and cleared the preclinical course in the 2nd year of their curriculum and had entered the clinical departments or had already cleared the dental program.
Results: Four hundred and eighty-five students (third years, final years and interns) from three different dental institutes participated in the study. Most of the dental students were faced difficulties under various conditions such as doing procedures in patients with limited mouth opening; 22.1% of participants and recording centric relation; 19.6% of participants.
Conclusion: More practical training, however, for the most difficult procedures are highly recommended. Exploring the trainees’ perceptions regarding the education process plays an important role in discovering the associated problems and, therefore, improving the academic learning curriculum or syllabus.
Pages: 222-224 | 619 Views 11 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. A Vinita Mary, Dr. R Kesavan, Dr. Saranya R, Dr. Sathish A, Dr. Shalini S. Transition from preclinicals to clinicals: Difficulties faced by students. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2019;5(4):222-224.